The reset event fires when a <form> is reset.

General info

Interface Event
Bubbles Yes (although specified as a simple event that doesn't bubble)
Cancelable Yes
Targets Element
Default Action Reset the value of all elements of the parent form.

Examples

This example uses EventTarget.addEventListener() to listen for form resets, and logs the current Event.timeStamp whenever that occurs.

HTML

<form id="form">
  <label>Test field: <input type="text"></label>
  <br><br>
  <button type="reset">Reset form</button>
</form>
<p id="log"></p>

JavaScript

function logReset(event) {
  log.textContent = `Form reset! Time stamp: ${event.timeStamp}`;
}

const form = document.getElementById('form');
const log = document.getElementById('log');
form.addEventListener('reset', logReset);

Result

Specifications

Specification Status Comment
HTML Living Standard
The definition of 'reset' in that specification.
Working Draft No change
HTML 5.2
The definition of 'reset' in that specification.
Recommendation No change
HTML 5.1
The definition of 'reset' in that specification.
Recommendation Added info that the event is not trusted.
HTML5
The definition of 'reset' in that specification.
Recommendation Initial definition

Browser compatibility

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See also

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